Mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 on Africa’s women fish processors and traders
Women fish processors and traders play a critical role in food and nutrition security across Africa, ensuring safe and sufficient supplies of aquatic foods reach the most vulnerable consumers. Women account for over half of the global workforce in fisheries and aquaculture. They perform up to 90 percent of secondary fishing activities in low- and middle-income countries, particularly rural women. They prepare and mend fishing gear, purchase fish wholesale, process and trade.